Roxie Vanella

Is this the Future of Vanella’s Prohibition-Era Funeral Home on Madison Street?

Last modified April 10, 2019 at 7:42 am

Out with the old, in with the glass. Look no further than the (shuttered) hundred-year-old Vanella’s Funeral Home on Madison Street. The relic assemblage – in business as a mortuary here since the Prohibition era – sold for $7.8 million back in January. The buyer was Eric Pang of Metro City Acquisition LLC, according to […]

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Vanella’s Prohibition-Era Funeral Home Sells for $7.8M

Posted February 28, 2019 at 5:02 am

It took more than a year, but the shuttered Prohibition-era funeral home at 27-35 Madison Street is now in new hands. According to public records, Eric Pang of Metro City Acquisition LLC is the buyer of the old Vanella’s Funeral Chapel, having paid Linda Vanella $7.8 million for the four-building assemblage. The deal went into […]

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Prohibition-Era Funeral Home on Madison Street Hits the Market for $12.5M

Posted November 29, 2017 at 5:00 am

A former Lower East Side funeral home with colorful gangster roots just hit the market as a multimillion-dollar “investment opportunity.” Robert “Roxie” Vanella was a gangster-cum-undertaker who ran in the same circles as Johnnie Torrio and Al Capone. Later in life, the outlaw (and convicted murderer) went straight, and founded his namesake funeral home. Now, […]

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